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Monday, November 19, 2007

I Really Like Window Seats

I Really like window seats, there is almost nothing better on a chilly day than to curl up with a good book, and sit in the morning light. This is why in a lot of my Children's Rooms you will see me putting these in. I think it's a great habit to get the kids in and its also a great tool to use to expand into a desk/bookcase/ storage unit without overwhelming the room.

A few tips:

  • Include storage under the seat, it will make it a bit higher to sit on than normal, bit its the perfect spot for a blanket or two.
  • Be generous with the pillows, that will give you maximum flexibility. Also if possible go with 100% down pillows as they will be a lot softer and easier to mold to the shape you need.
  • Make sure you have good lighting. Remember you are in the corner of the room, a ceiling fixture in the middle of the ceiling, may not get you the light you need. I added downlights over the top of this one to give great task lighting.
  • Try to incorporate a small bookcase as part of the experience, it will be the ideal spot for those favorite books.


Jayce said...

Nice... :)

J Lee said...

i agree. window seats/ banquettes are great. i love utilizing them in childrens room for extra storage + seating :)


Anna.C said...

I couldn't agree more. I have never found someone who hasn't got excited about seeing a classic window seat in a room :)

Fairfax said...

The house where I grew up had window seats along a bank of west-facing windows. It was the perfect place for an afternoon nap. There was also a window seat on the landing to the second floor.

Things That Inspire said...

What a beautiful picture! Great tips, too.